The Friends & Members of 750 Words

750 Words exists because of mutual good will between the people that run this site (Buster & Kellianne) and the people who use it (you). The site wouldn't exist without the generosity, patience, and humor of everyone involved. For the first 3+ years that the site was running (Dec 2009 to May 2013), the site was free to use but with some encouragement to donate. That served us well (and most importantly, generated enough income to keep the site up), but as the site grew the need for support also grew.

On June 12th 2013, all existing users of the site were given lifetime free accounts (we hope you'll continue to donate when you can). New accounts created after June 12th, 2013 are now required to become members within 30 days after signing up in order to keep writing. Everyone will always have access to previous writings, stats, etc, even if they choose not to become members.

We're listening to your feedback and want to make sure that first and foremost, we offer a friendly and safe place for people to dump their private thoughts. I expect that we'll continue to adjust the way this all works for the near term. Thanks for being an awesome community!

Who runs this site?

Our names are Buster and Kellianne, we live in Berkeley, California with our two sons (Niko and Louie) and this is something we've built and run in our spare time.

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Notes of inspiration from members

1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app
New Feature Vote from Josh Fagen on Tue, Jun 30
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Andrea Harkin on Mon, Jun 29
1 cup
More badges for accomplishments

A 1 Million word badge! Pretty pretty please?

New Feature Vote from Madison Krane on Sun, Jun 28
2 cups
Amendment of Metadata

I love this site and for the last 47 days since I joined have completed my words every day. The site is a wonderful motivator.

I discovered the Metadata functionality late and find it useful to tag entries with a character list, a diary entry description or a story title. However I would love to be able to add or remove Metadata after the day is done. Sometimes I’ve forgotten to add the word in upper case or I’ve tagged a story with a title I’d now like to change. It would be great to update these entries in retrospect. Thanks.

New Feature Request Note from Stuart J Alan on Sat, Jun 27
1 cup

A million words. Sounds like one of those incredibly impossible goals. “Write a million words in X months!” Can one person even write that many words in a lifetime? And yet… and yet… I checked my stats and I’ve already passed a million. A million! So it CAN be done. A million words. Now, I’ve published a little: some nonfiction for the school and library market, a few academic papers. But there’s something about saying, “I’ve written ONE MILLION WORDS” that sounds far more amazing, far more like a HOLY CATS A REAL WRITER. Maybe because the difference between a writer and some one who only dreams of being a writer is the actual writing. I write. It’s a big deal. It’s who I am.

Testimonial Note from Karen Bledsoe on Sat, Jun 27
1 cup
Improve the Today page

A possibility to give each day a title would be awsom

New Feature Vote from Etan Schur on Wed, Jun 24
10 cups
More badges for accomplishments

I love badges.

New Feature Vote from amber dawn pullin on Wed, Jun 24
1 cup
Multiple Daily Doccuments

There would be more than one place to write your daily words, making it easier for people working on more than one project. Perhaps it could be done in tabs within the “writing” page, and each day, you would need to open new tabs and name them accordingly (if you chose to use them at all that day.) This helps keep journaling words and story words separate in the metadata and word stats.

New Feature Request Note from Senna Collings on Mon, Jun 22
1 cup

I’m writing this note about two weeks past reaching 365 days of consecutive writing. just writing that sentence makes it feel more real, wow.

I started with 750words way back in 2013, when I found this site through a post on tumblr. I wrote for a day or two, then stopped because I thought it was too much trouble. I was a visual artist, not a writer, and I felt that doing daily writings would be pointless. fast forward to the end of my junior year of highschool where I decided to try 750words again, because it was summer and I had few responsibilities. now I am headed off to college in a few short months, and I’ve been writing the whole way through, and I hope I can stick with this habit through college and beyond.

I initially wanted to use 750words as a serious character development dump, with the hopes of being able to cobble together one of the stories floating around in my brain for years. it hasn’t quite panned out that way, but the mix of journaling and brainstorming I do in these pages has led to quite a few new ideas I wouldn’t have been able to think of otherwise, and I’ve been able to find out more about myself in the process as well.

thank you buster and kelliane, for giving a lazy highschooler a way to get themselves to build a good habit and accomplish something big.

Testimonial Note from Vita on Mon, Jun 22
3 cups

Ever since childhood, I’ve been attuned to writing. As I got older, I lost touch with that part of myself. But, this site has shown me, in a quantifiable way, that I can do this. It’s a beautiful thing, to write daily and commune with yourself, to plant creative seeds, to plan and to consider, to romp around in the endless mental expanse, and to be rewarded for it with silly badges. Thank you Buster and Kellian for a wonderful site and for the opportunity to engage with a part of myself I long thought abandoned.

Testimonial Note from Tyler Bachelder on Mon, Jun 22
77 cups

I hit a million words today. A million words! Wow. That’s a lot of typing on a lot of days.

Are my words great literature? What a ridiculous question. Are they maybe hack literature? No, they don’t even rise to that level.

So what are they? They’re mine. They are my thoughts, hopes, wishes, fears, all the stuff that rattles around in my head. On some days, the words fly out of my head and through my fingers and onto the screen. Some days, it’s a chore, I’m grinding the words out, and it’s something I just need to get done. On days like that, I’m typing with one eye on the words, and one on the count at the bottom of the screen. Some days, I’m writing for a pretend audience. Some days, most days, it’s only for me.

It’s complicated. No, it’s simple. It’s Zen. It’s not Zen. It’s discipline and chaos. It’s commitment and denial. It’s funny and serious. It’s me and not me. Who I am, and who I’m not, and who I’d rather be.

Yeah, they’re just words.

Thanks to Buster and Kelliane for making a place where I can write a million words.

Testimonial Note from Dan Mertz on Fri, Jun 19
1 cup

I love this site because it’s helping me get my novel out onto paper (so to speak) I’m currently at a 45 day streak and my pride in my streak is helping me write every day. This is a brilliant website and I am proud to be a member.

Testimonial Note from Lady Atlantis on Mon, Jun 15
1 cup
A better mobile site
New Feature Vote from Alex Gonzalez on Mon, Jun 15
1 cup

I came, I wrote and I left. I was able to venture out and see what I was missing. I’m back and wanted to see how I can create and receive value in the world. Share what’s on my mind and create what I can. Be the inspiration I want to see in the world.
Enjoy the day, Smiles are free.

Testimonial Note from Russ Johns on Mon, Jun 15
1 cup

I am loving being able to use 750 Words as a pre-writing journal! It’s so helpful to have a space to organize my thoughts and make a plan of attack for each session working on my WIP. And since I’m trying to beat the clock (I’ll get you cheetah badge!), the pressure to be perfect disappears. Love this site!

Testimonial Note from Megan Dakin on Mon, Jun 15
5 cups

I’m on a 208 day streak – in fact I have written every day since I found 750words. I have finally finished two books that I was working on for years, written countless journal entries trying to figure things out, plus articles and more. Nothing has ever kept me writing like this. Thank you!

Testimonial Note from Alison Colwell on Sun, Jun 14
1 cup

I find that dumping my thoughts onto paper has always been helpful, but I’ve been inconsistent in doing this before finding 750 Words. This has been fun and part of my day and really helping me clear my mind and get things done as new ideas come to me as I’m writing. To anyone who has heard that journaling is important but has never tried or been very good at it, this is the place for you. Start writing, have fun, don’t worry about the words, just get them out. It will get easier and more beneficial with time.

Testimonial Note from Sharon Smith on Sat, Jun 13
1 cup
An iPhone/iPad app

Having a mobile app would be amazing. It would allow writers addicted writing their 750 words on your site to do it from anywhere – and possibly even upload it to their account. Hopefully we’ll see this in the near future. Thanks!

New Feature Vote from Debi Rotmil on Thu, Jun 11
2 cups

I couldn’t have asked for a better way to clear my head and get inspired. Thank you so much, Buster and Kellianne. Please continue being awesome!

Testimonial Note from Alex Pip on Wed, Jun 10
1 cup

In many ways 750 is the best way to clear your mind, set your goals, be introspective and become a better writer. What more do you want?

Testimonial Note from Fred Pullin on Tue, Jun 09
2 cups
List of countries where 750 Words writers live.

I think it would be fascinating to see somewhere on the site a list of the countries where 750 Word writers are writing from. I see the times listed when people finish their Words, and it’s hard to imagine where they are. Knowing how world-wide a group we are would be fun.

New Feature Request Note from Bhavani on Mon, Jun 08
1 cup

I just added day 7 to my streak and I could not be more ecstatic. 7 straight days of writing, of working on a story that has been in my head for well over 7 years now. 7 days of writing of an idea 7 years in the making. I like the sound of that. 750words has helped motivate me. I haven’t been this excited to write in years. I have no idea how or why it’s working, but it is. Thanks!

Testimonial Note from Anonymous on Mon, Jun 08
3 cups

just want to share that joining 750 words and actually showing up to write has brought me peace of mind, opportunities to write what I don’t to say out loud, spill my worries and concerns, and also find my way out of the confusion. I have been able to to solve problems i didn’t know I had. just by forcing myself to get to the 750 words. thanks

Testimonial Note from Sylvia Méndez-Morse on Mon, Jun 08
2 cups

750 gives me time to dump the plethora of spinning thoughts, feelings and ideas in my mind into this writing. Afterwards I feel that much calmer and clearer. In stressful times it’s helped me really get my thoughts in order and vent my frustrations. Thanks, 750. Love ya

Testimonial Note from R B on Sun, Jun 07
5 cups

I am at day 101. I have a system for writing – a bit of this and that, then I go through the pillars of mindfulness – patience, acceptance, non judging, non striving, having a beginner’s mind, letting go and trust, I will be patient today….I will trust that…after those I spend some time on gratitude and intentions for the day – that eats up my 750 words. This practice goes well with my intention to be more mindful in my life. Thank you Buster and Kellianne!

Testimonial Note from Esther on Sun, Jun 07
1 cup has been useful for dealing chronic illness and cPTSD, where consistency in journalling is very important. It’s helping me develop a good writing habit, and get healthier as a result.

Testimonial Note from Kymberly Fergusson on Sun, Jun 07
1 cup
More stats on the Eternity page

Long-term trends sounds like a great idea.

New Feature Vote from Kymberly Fergusson on Sun, Jun 07
2 cups

Today I passed 100 uninterrupted days. They have been a roller coaster of emotions but 750 words has helped me clear the mind when necessary. Writing has been a catharsis for me and helped me many days over the hump. I am looking forward to the next 100. Thank you B&K.

Testimonial Note from Andrew Bruce Donaldson on Sat, Jun 06
1 cup
Improve the writing page

make it so that you don’t lose the paragraphs when you come back another day!

New Feature Vote from Tristan Kneschke on Fri, Jun 05
2 cups
More badges for accomplishments

Some kind of badge for multiple monthly challenges won would be nice.

New Feature Vote from Marwin Josephsson on Wed, Jun 03